Tomorrow kicks off the 2012-2013 school year for the students of Brunswick Acres Elementary School! I am excited to hear what everyone has been up to over the summer and am looking forward to breaking out our art materials again.
Students, parents, teachers and staff are all invited to join me in creating a collaborative “Word Art” collage!
This is what our "Word Collage" looks like now. I can't wait to post a pic of what it will look like when we are finished with it!
Have a look below at artwork created by famous artists who incorporated letters into their work.
Need some inspiration for creating our "Word Art" Collage? Check out some of the words on our other art bulletin board in the hallway!
Jenna and her mom popped into the art room this afternoon after school. Jenna's mom had ordered a hard copy portfolio book in the Artsonia Gift Shop online. This book featured Jenna's artwork from Kindergaten through First grade. The book arrived in the mail today, and I was so honored that Jenna's first preview of her portfolio book was with me.
We flipped through each page, talking about our favorite lessons. Take a look at the cover of Jenna's book and the page displaying her Fantastic Feline (above)! Click on each photo to see larger versions.
This is the time of year when more students like to share their Artsonia products with me. Check out a few student keepsakes below:
Parents, thank you for your participation with Artsonia. This year, our gallery is ranked #2 in the state of NJ and #16 in the nation! Rankings are determined based on how many comments students receive, how many fans join student fan clubs, how many works of art are uploaded, how many artist statements students compose and how much fundraising we do.
Artsonia donates 15% of all purchases back to our art program at B.A.
This money directly impacts students as it is spent on supplies and technologies that will enhance your child's art education.
Thank you for supporting your artists and our art program!
K-4th grade students created these interactive chalk drawings on their last days of art class. Their objective was to draw a scene that they could then become a part of. They had the option of working alone or with others. This year, our district web and media non-consent policies were updated. Teachers are now allowed to post photos of students online (if parents did not send in a non-web/media release form). Because of this change, we are able to share these creative images with the world. These are only a few of the photos taken this past week. More pics will be posted to the B.A. Art Blog soon. Stay tuned.
Ashlynn: Grade - 3 "Sunset"
Matthew: Grade- Kindergarten "Rainbow Fish"
Jenna: Grade 5 - "Sparkle Through the Trees"
Staff members who have worked in the South Brunswick School District for 20 years were recognized tonight at the Board of Education meeting. Artists from each of the elementary schools were selected to have their artwork printed and gifted to the honorees. Joanne Kerekes, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, reflected on some of the memories and special qualities of each employee who has reached this impressive milestone. Mrs. Kerekes read artist statements written by student artists and their art teachers, and invited each artist to the podium to receive certificates of achievement before presenting their work to the 20 year folks.
The B.A. artists selected for this special award ceremony are Ashlynn (3rd grade), Matthew (Kindergarten) and Jenna (5th grade).
Congratulations to our artists for being chosen for this special event and to the 20 year honorees!
Thank you to all three of our artists' parents for bringing your children to the Board of Education meeting. It was a pleasure sharing this special evening with you.
Most 3rd graders in Mrs. Farber's class needed extra time to complete their Alice in Wonderland inspired Teacups. As they finished, I allowed them to explore our new iPads. First, they learned how to take an online art assessment quiz. After they finished the quiz, they spent a few minutes learning how to take photos using PhotoBooth. They found the "mirror" effect and many others to be hilarious. Take a look at the photos above and you will see why!
The creative idea of posing with iPads in front of their faces came from one of these students! Click on the images to see larger versions.
This was the first time that students learned how to take photos using PhotoBooth. In the future, students will be using our iPads to photograph their artwork and much more.